Our Social Obligations

LIFE WITH RESPONSIBILITIES – IS MEANINGFUL
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” – Peter F. Drucker 

When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible and world is bound to be better.

 

  1. Eco-friendly and responsible tourism with least impact on environment
  2. Sustainable tourism with benefits to local communities

Our sincere endeavor is to be as eco-friendly as possible and be environmentally responsible that promotes conservation, has low visitor impact, and provides beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local populations. While passionately pursuing sustainable tourism to have positive impact on the local society, their culture and economy; supporting the integrity of local cultures by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values.

We are genuinely committed to Preserve Natural and Cultural Heritage of Rural India, within our means and abilities. Our top priority is to ensure that ‘local community’ gets the benefits of tourism. Therefore, we want our participants to be sensitive to such issues.

Also, we sensitize travellers about the environmental issues through our good practices of eco-friendly tourism.

WHAT WE DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

We believe in LEAD BY EXAMPLE, what we preach we practice with best of our abilities. We may not be perfect, but we do our best and sincerely.

  • Disposable Plates and Mugs: We don’t use any disposable items for food, it generates lots of avoidable trash. And its not hygienic.
  • Barbeque Coal: We don’t burn ‘wood charcoal’ for our barbecue. We use charcoal briquettes which are produced from coconut shells.
  • Plastic Items Replaced: We have made a sincere efforts by replacing plastic mugs, buckets, tubs, measurements, etc, more is being done.
  • Bonfire: We discourage bonfire just for pleasure sake. Yes if our guests feel the need of it, then we buy cow-dung-cakes from locals for bonfire or we use charcoal briquettes. But we don’t burn wood. Also, when we organise bonfire, we prefer not to burn it on earth as the fire will kill micro organisms and insects in small burrows and will leave a scar on earth for long. Also, wood is scarce in Ladakh and its for the survival of the locals in winters. Even if we buy wood and burn for fun, its an irresponsible activity in Ladakh.
  • Paper Napkins: We don’t use paper napkins for day to day usage. Very rarely, only for an extreme case where its the most suitable solution for an urgent need and it’s best solution.
  • Cloth Napkins: We use cotton napkins for kitchen and while serving food to our guests. And we make humble request to our guests to avoid using even cloth napkins when not needed.
  • Chemical Toilet: First of all, we use outdoor dug-pit toilets (eco friendly), bought from the US and avoid the use of onboard toilet which needs chemicals to kill smell bacteria. If at all we need to use the onboard toilet, mostly we use it without any chemicals, if at we have to use then we try to use mild ones which are used in homes.
  • Toilet Paper: We have started to consume much lesser (almost one tenth of what was consumed in first two years) toilet paper for the past three years. Guests have happily co-operated.

OUR EFFORTS FOR NATURE CONSERVATION

GREEN DOT EXPEDITIONS  is genuinely committed to the cause of Environment where happiness is sought by supporting ‘Mission: Nature Conservation Through Tourism & Photography’. Part of the proceeds of Green Dot Expeditions have been supporting the Snake Cell, which has remained as self-funded project since its inception in 1997. We have never sought any external support, nor we started any NGO so far, other than our own friends and our ventures.

Funds have always been raised through various activities of Capt Suresh Sharma and Dr Rajbir Kaur – wildlife T-shirts, tourism, photography, etc.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE … Capt Suresh and Crew of Taurus clean up places personally

Dr Rajbir Kaur Sharma showing a snake to the cadets of  NCC (National Cadet Corps), basically to establish faith that animals don’t mean harm unless we pose threat to them.

Capt Suresh Sharma demonstrating to village children that snakes don’t mean harm to them and they don’t have to chase them to kill animals.

Many times Capt Suresh Sharma has done ‘Know About Snakes & Snakebite’ with first-aid demo program for soldiers on the Indo-Pak border.

A lecture and demo for the students of Architecture College at Chandigarh. So they can design houses and building to prevent free entry of snakes into buildings to avoid human and animal conflict

Your CURIOSITY  is our concern! 

Your wellbeing on-board Taurus is our concern  – We leave no stone unturned to make you comfortable! “We Go The Extra Mile” in whatever we do – beyond Expeditions!

Expeditions Beyond Expectations!

Green Dot Expeditions is committed to organise, an infrastructure of quality, with top priority to save  energy, time, effort and money to enrich the outdoor experience of photographers and travellers who wish to  enjoy life and explore culture of India. like never before.

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